Welcome to the Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research in Science Conference of Alberta (URSCA).
Virtually all North American universities now recognize that research at the undergraduate level is essential to the preparation of the next generation of scholars, highly qualified personnel, and scientifically informed citizens. By shifting focus to undergraduate research, science curricula become more attentive to the critical thinking skills and attitudes necessary to discover new knowledge and how to communicate this to a broader public.
URSCA provides the opportunity to showcase excellence in undergraduate research conducted by students in universities across Alberta. Its objective is to bring together students and faculty involved with undergraduate research with business and industry from across Alberta, to showcase outstanding examples of undergraduate research and engage future employers.